12 April 2018
Buckley Systems Limited and D-Pace have successfully collaborated for twenty years in the development and provision of beamline systems, beam diagnostics, and ion sources. Based on this good experience, the two firms decided to embark on a closer relationship.
In 2014 Buckley Systems Limited invested in D-Pace (50% ownership), and as a consequence D-Pace now had the resources to develop and commercialise approximately a dozen new products for the particle accelerator market. This was a win-win for several reasons in that D-Pace launched a number of new and useful products to the industry, Buckley Systems Limited generated additional products to manufacture, and the collaboration was providing excellent technical cross-pollination.
For example, this close relationship enables Buckley Systems Limited to become more closely involved in sophisticated design/build projects with its customers, and enables D-Pace to better design equipment in concert with the advanced manufacturing techniques and processes at Buckley Systems. In addition, by way of the Buckley Systems Limited investment, the two companies have developed a test facility suitable for developing ion sources, beam diagnostic devices, and a variety of magnet systems.
Much of this development work is cutting-edge discovery science undertaken by PhD students from universities in Canada and New Zealand in conjunction with Buckley Systems Limited and D-Pace.